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Cabin Fever: Exploring the Possibility of a Wilderness Experience

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dc.contributor.advisor Mackay, Christina Inglis, Brittany 2018-11-13T00:47:54Z 2018-11-13T00:47:54Z 2018
dc.description.abstract New Zealand’s backcountry huts do not stimulate a meaningful connection between the occupant and their surrounding natural environment. Generic solutions provided by the Department of Conservation are dictated by a nostalgic frame of mind, rather than evolving from the intrinsic qualities of nature. This exploration is for those who seek to find and feel a sense of wilderness in our modern times. Despite our inherent desires to be amongst nature, our architecture does not facilitate our fascination. The intimate scale of interiors provides an insight that is detailed and intuitive, allowing for the emotive experience of the occupant to be the primary concern of the design intent. This thesis investigates the potential for a new wilderness experience by exploring and critiquing past and present backcountry huts. By focusing on the necessities needed for survival in a manner that dissolves the physical and mental barriers that these factors can implement, the outcome provides a vison for alternative habitation in the wild. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Interior en_NZ
dc.subject Architecture en_NZ
dc.subject DOC en_NZ
dc.subject Backcountry en_NZ
dc.subject Hut en_NZ
dc.subject Cabin en_NZ
dc.subject Nature en_NZ
dc.subject Conservation en_NZ
dc.subject Tararuas en_NZ
dc.subject Wilderness en_NZ
dc.title Cabin Fever: Exploring the Possibility of a Wilderness Experience en_NZ
dc.type text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Interior Architecture en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Masters en_NZ Master of Interior Architecture en_NZ
dc.rights.license Creative Commons GNU GPL en_NZ
dc.rights.license Allow commercial use en_NZ 2018-10-01T00:27:28Z
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120101 Architectural Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 1 PURE BASIC RESEARCH en_NZ

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